Speaking to a group of Hispanic voters at a campaign event Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blamed Republicans for holding up immigration reform in Congress and openly wondered how any Hispanic voter could identify as Republican given the party’s record.
“I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, OK,” Reid said, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. “Do I need to say more?”
Actually, he did say more and pulled a race card:
“Immigration is nothing new,” Reid added, speaking to more than 50 mostly activist Hispanics who applauded his anti-GOP remarks. “We are a nation of immigrants. So because the wave of immigrants we have now — their skin’s a tone darker than ours — doesn’t make it any different.”
That’s exactly how the Dems see “Hispanics”:
a block of nameless faces separated from mainstream America by race who will want to remain dependent on Democrat entitlement programs after having arrived here in the USA by breaking the law.
GM Roper, however, explains it to Harry,
Well Harry, lets count a few of the ways.
1. Hispanic-Americans are Patriotic and Love this country.
2. Hispanic-Americans are dedicated to an extended family and often support their elderly with love, compassion and care.
3. Hispanic-Americans largely oppose abortion on demand, a centerpiece of the Democrat Party.
4. Hispanic-Americans are growingly concerned with uncontrolled borders and increasing illegal immigrants in this country.
5. Hispanic-Americans are running for elected office on the Republican ticket across this great country.
6. Hispanic-Americans have overwhelmingly supported Republican candidates in some areas, and increasingly support them in others.
7. Hispanic-Americans resent the hell out of you trying to tell them what they do or do not think.
8. Care to have this conversation with people like Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, Brian Sandoval in Nevada (you do know who Mr. Sandoval is Harry, he is very likely to beat your son in the Governor’s race and is currently leading by 50-31), Susana Martinez and John Sanchez running for Governor and Lt. Governor in New Mexico, former 10-term GOP New Mexico Rep. Manuel Lujan Jr., and while you’re at it Harry Reid, check out the number of Republican Hispanic-Americans of Cuban extraction in Florida.
As GM puts it, “I don’t know how any THINKING Hispanic could be a Democrat!”
h/t Patterico, who points out,
Update: Harry’s son, Rory, is running for Governor. He’s currently getting crushed in the polls by Republican Brian Sandoval — the first Hispanic candidate elected to statewide office in Nevada. (h/t Melissa Clouthier)
UPDATE: Things are bad enough for Harry that Ed Morrissey reminds us that Rory has stopped using his dad’s name in his campaign advertising.
I’ll be talking about this in this morning’s podcast at 11AM Eastern.
Post re-edited to include omitted sentence.
Sister Toldjah wants to know, Is the race card the only one in their deck? and posts Marco Rubio’s reaction,